Dr. F. Tzevelekou, Dipl.-Eng. A. Antonopoulos and Dipl. Eng. A. Flampouri of the Process Metallurgy Dpt. and Dr. G. Pashos of the Numerical Modelling Dept. of ELKEME participated in the 3rd European Steel Technology and Application Days (ESTAD 2017) and 9th European Continuous Casting Conference (ECCC 2017) held in Vienna, Austria, 26-29 June 2017. The latest information on new ideas and developments, as well as on the state-of-the-art in metallurgical process technologies for iron and steel production, digitalization in the steel industry, steel materials and application were presented and discussed. Additionally, the newest progress in control and automation, advanced continuous casting technologies, physical and numerical simulation of steel metallurgical issues and continuing improvement of product quality were addressed.